HONOLULU (KHON2) — Thirteen new deputies will be assigned new positions across the state after graduating from their Law Enforcement Recruit Class.
Family members and friends today gathered at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium to witness the graduation of deputy sheriffs.
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“The recruits endured six months of intensive physical and academic training to get to this day as newly sworn in members of the Sheriff Division,” said State Sheriff Mark Hanohano. “On behalf of the Division, I extend my congratulations and wish you well as you begin to carry out your duties to keep our community safe.”
The deputies were officially presented with their new badges by a family member of their choice during a pinning ceremony as well.
According to the Department of Public Safety, it took more than 1,000 hours of academic instruction for the recruits to graduate. This also included practical testing in constitutional and criminal law, ethical uses of force, physical fitness, traffic enforcement, firearms and physical control tactics.
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Eight of the deputies will be assigned to Oahu and the other five will be on their way to Big Island.